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Mar 3, 2013 10:00am EST
1938 controls natural gas exports. do you think congress needs to revisit that law? we are going to look at all of these issues in a thoughtful way. it is pretty clear that our statutes have not kept up with the time. the last major energy bill was before the natural gas revolution back in 2007. we ought to have a thorough review. the condition in the energy and national resources committee has always been to focus on the production side. we still will do that. i am also going to do everything i can to put a new focus on consumers. the prices that consumers pay and businesses pay, and let us face it gasoline prices are almost four dollars. for this time of year they are way above the kind of increase we would be seeing. i do not think there is any reasonable explanation for it. tax law clearly favors the speculators. i think it is time we look at the refinery question, which hasn't been looked at. we are going to put a new focus on consumers. >> do you think that this country can have an overall energy policy that is effective for these big questions? >> that is in a very important
CSPAN
Mar 3, 2013 6:00pm EST
countries that we have trade agreements. do you think congress needs to revisit that law? >> we're going to look at all the issues in a thoughtful way. it is pretty clear that our statutes have not kept up with the times. the last major energy bill was before the natural gas revolution, essentially back in 2007. i do think we ought to have a thorough review. we ought to be looking at different areas, for example, the tradition in the energy and natural resource committee is to focus on the production side. we still will do that. i'm also going to do everything i can to put a new focus on consumers, the prices that consumers pay. gasoline prices are almost $4. for this time of year, they are way above the increase we should be seeing. there's not a reasonable explanation for it. i'm concerned about tax law. that's is going to be an issue that i look at. i also think it is time to look at the refinery questions, which haven't been looked at. so we're going to put a new focus on consumers. >> at some point building of an energy policy piece by piece, do you think this country can have an ov
CSPAN
Mar 10, 2013 10:00am EDT
groups and not come up with proposals but to understand what the present law office and the problems where there are problems with it. i think if we stick to the purpose that they can be a useful basis for further discussion. i am hopeful. >> do you have any sense about what will come out of the small business draft? >> i think there were some discussions on a staff level on friday. i am hopeful there will be more on a member level monday and tuesday. >> when we talk about tax reform, republicans often talk about revenue neutral tax reform, tax reform that does not bring in any more revenue to the current system today. democrats got about a tax reform that raises revenue. -- talk about the tax reform their raises revenue. how do you see that working out? do you think you and your colleagues will be able to go along with a tax reform that does not raise revenue like $1 trillion? >> it goes back to the question you started with. we really need to have balance. we really need to look at further cuts. they have to be wise to cut. if they have to get the deficit under control. we have to
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